Welcome Home Chewie

May 5, 2010

Late last week, a very groggy dog hobbled into our home. He had just been neutered and was so out of it, he wouldn’t even lay down to sleep. Jeremy and I took turns staying up all night with him while trying to figure out how to get him to take his pain medication. Despite the myth that all dogs love peanut butter, he quickly disproved that for us. (Hooray for cheese!) Thankfully, that long night has passed and although he’s still sporting his neon aqua e-collar, we’re all settling in to our new lives together. Say hi, Chewie.

From what we can tell, Chewie is a year old and is a Maltese/Poodle mix (or Malt-a-poo). Our friends found him wandering around their neighborhood. With his thick woolly fur all soaked, matted, and muddy, he was one sad little wookie. So they scooped him up and named him Chewie!

Although they couldn’t keep him, we were happy to adopt the little guy. He visited the day before his surgery so he could get used to his new surroundings. And after some exploring and sniffs, we were Chewie approved!

I’m so glad he’s not camera shy. In fact, he’s camera curious. Whenever I take a picture, he cocks his head to the side at the shutter click. I think I’ve found my new favorite model ^_^

I really love how this image makes me feel. When I see him up close like this – with his big brown eyes staring at me and his woolly fur sticking out everywhere, I just giggle and smile. And I hug him. E-collar and all.

Only five days together and I already can’t imagine him not here. In the words of Ty Pennington, ‘Welcome Home, Chewie. Welcome Home’.


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Jessica posted the following on May 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm.

He is sooooooooo adorable! Love the pics! Practice for real babies???? 😉

Heather posted the following on May 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm.

Thanks Jessica ^^ We’ll have to see but he’s the only child for now.

Melissa posted the following on May 7, 2010 at 2:16 pm.

awwww!! reminds me of j*’s polo 😉
now you have your own live-in model!!!

Heather posted the following on May 7, 2010 at 4:20 pm.

hehe :) He does look similar to Polo. Might be bigger but he’s just as adorable! Thanks for the love, Melissa!

Cindy posted the following on May 18, 2010 at 11:14 pm.

I love the little guy. I’m a grandmother! Can’t wait to meet him in person. :-)

Heather posted the following on May 19, 2010 at 7:17 am.

Yep! He’s your grand dog. ^^ Jeremy and I would love to see you guys again soon. And just to give you a head up, he loves his belly rubbed a lot! =)

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